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Week 8: Data Collection and Focus Group Discussions by a Waterfall

Week 8 consisted of visiting various health facilities to collect data for the other projects on HIV patient retention among adolescents and pregnant mothers. For one of the projects, I helped Liz go through health records to identify adolescent patients who were enrolled in care for HIV in 2014. We followed their care for 3 …

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Week 4: Water and Sanitation Health (Inspecting/Maintaining a Borehole)

Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Bukasakya Health Clinic 3. This facility is unique because it is one of the only health facilities that is sponsored by a third party organization, Spotlight on Africa. From the moment you enter the sub-country you can already see the difference within the community Houses are …

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Week 3 – DHO Meetings, Project Ideas, and Markets of Mbale!

Week 3 was filled with informative meetings at the District Health Office. We attended an introductory orientation meeting for all newly hired health workers throughout the district of Mbale, led by Dr. Wangisi, the DHO. During the meeting, he discussed the increasing emphasis on performance in public service. For example, the World Bank is providing …

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Week 4 – Immunizations, Projects, and Good Thoughts of Home!

Week 4 was filled with field work and rich experiences. We spent Monday and Tuesday at Namatala health center and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at Bukasakya health center. The busy week continued through the weekend as we each worked on a project proposal. My project proposal specifically is the Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Uses of Pesticides …

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